New Baki Anime Gets 2nd Season on Netflix
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 16th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine announced on Wednesday that production on a second season of the new anime of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) manga has been green-lit. Netflix will once again be the exclusive first venue to debut the new season.
Netflix premiered the first anime season on June 25 inside Japan, and it ran for 26 episodes ending on December 17. Netflix posted the first 13 episodes outside of Japan on December 18, followed by the second half of the first season on Tuesday.
Netflix describes the story:
The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!
Toshiki Hirano (Rayearth, Dangaioh, Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief) directed the first anime season at TMS Entertainment (Lupin III, ReLIFE). Fujio Suzuki (Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo, 009-1, New Getter Robo) designed the characters. Tatsuhiko Urahata (DNA², Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Tsuredure Children) was in charge of the series scripts.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web